Tags: Arts

Tuesday: Mar 17

Wednesday: Mar 18

Finding Stories, Finding Ourselves: Photography

Wed. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Photographers and writers Timothy Duffy (Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs), Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor (co-authors of Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922), and Robert Schultz (co-author of War Memoranda) present striking photography, particular processes, and contemplations of barriers related to class and race and national origin. 

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Tags: African American, Arts, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 19

Giving for Greater Good

Thu. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Brennan Gould, executive director of the Charlottesville Albemarle Community Foundation,  Martin Lehfeldt and Jamil Zainaldin (coauthors, The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy), and Ken Woodley (The Road to Healingprobe the transformative use of economic support as one tool to address historical inequalities, along with the challenges in developing that societal and financial backing. Exploring Southern history along with the uses of philanthropy and reparations, the discussion offers valuable stories for nonprofit organizations, board members, donors, and their communities.

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Tags: African American, Arts, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Friday: Mar 20

Local Monument Lab: Albemarle Courthouse Historic District

Fri. March 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Albemarle County Office Building - Lane Auditorium

401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Albemarle County Office of Equity & Inclusion, Virginia Humanities, and Monument Lab for a community conversation about the Albemarle County Courthouse Historic District and how citizens and local government remember the past for the future. Siri Russell and Paul Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia) discuss his work as a co-founder of The Monument Lab, which works with community members to reimagine public spaces through stories of social justice and equity.

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Tags: Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War

A Conversation with Vashti Harrison

Fri. March 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Vashti Harrison (Little Legends) discusses her work as an acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books, her formative experiences as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, and her hopes and plans for the future of her creative career.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Headliners, History, Social Justice, StoryFest / Youth

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 20, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Cameron Awkward-Rich (Dispatch), Morgan Parker (Magical Negro), and Amy Woolard (Neck of the Woods) give readings of their poetry during this annual “late-night” Festival program.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, LGBTQ, Poetry, Social Justice

Saturday: Mar 21

Graphic Novels for All Ages

Sat. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Laura Lee Gulledge (The Dark Matter of Mona Starr), Debbie Levy (Becoming RBG), and Wendy Xu (Mooncakes) discuss their multi-genre graphic novels for young readers and adults, and how they approach telling personal and fantastical stories.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Comics / Graphic Novels, LGBTQ, Science Fiction / Fantasy, StoryFest / Youth

Art as Social Engagement: Murals, Monuments, and More

Sat. March 21, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Paul M. Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia) and Alan Goffinski, director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, discuss public art and socially engaged art as modes of creating community and fostering creative expression and understanding.

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Tags: Arts, Nonfiction, Workshop / Demo

Sunday: Mar 22

More Lasting Than Bronze: Word and Art as Grass Roots Monuments

Sun. March 22, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Paul Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia), conceptual visual artist Veronica Jackson, and Robert Schultz (War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memorials) discuss their engagement with communities to develop monuments representative of those communities, memorials that are conveyed through words, art, photography, and more.

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Tags: Arts, Publishing / Books / Writing